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Special Professional Associations (SPAs)

Specialized Professional Associations are national organizations representing teachers, professional education faculty, and other school personnel who teach a specific subject matter (e.g., mathematics or social studies), teach students at a specific developmental level (i.e., early childhood, elementary, middle level, or secondary), teach students with specific needs (e.g., bilingual education or special education), administer schools (e.g., principals or superintendents), or provide services to students (e.g., school counselors or school psychologists). Standards developed by SPAs describe what professionals in the field should know and be able to do.

Special Professional Associations (SPAs) for Educators

Name of the SPA

Web Address

standards

International Reading Association (IRA)

www.reading.org

Standards

Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE)

www.amle.org

Standards

National Board for Teaching Standards (NBPTS)

www.nbpts.org

Standards

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

www.cec.sped.org

Standards

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

www.ncte.org

Standards

American Council for the Teaching of   Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

www.actfl.org

Standards

National Council of Teacher of Mathematics (NCTM)

www.nctm.org

Standards

National Science Teacher Associations (NSTA)

www.nsta.org

Standards

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)

http://www.socialstudies.org/

Standards

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